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Published on February 19th, 2017 | by Mark Dwyer


Talk – Virtual Maintenance Training

SPEAKER:  Mr Gregory Dunne

                     Lecturer in Aviation Technology

TITLE:   ‘Virtual Maintenance Training ’                                           

                  – The use of VMT Simulation in Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship Training’

DATE:  Wednesday 22 Feb 2017 8 pm

VENUE: Wynn’s Hotel, Dublin 1



Gregory Dunne is a Lecturer in Aviation Technology in the Dublin Institute of Technology. During his career, he has seen a dramatic shift in training methods  from a pure theoretical level to an increased ‘hands-on’ approach to student development.

We have seen the proven ability of simulation to enhance pilot training. The introduction of maintenance scenario simulators is attempting to replicate its success as applied to the flying community. Gregory will explain how these simulators can be used to provide engineering students with a broad range of activities to improve their learning experience.

About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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